Bell 205A-1

in Bahrain Public Security Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 1
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1978
Retirement: 1979
Main Role: Policing
Origin: USA


One Bell 205A-1 obtained from USA in 1978. Used for policing duties. Withdrawn from service in 1979.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
BPS-7 30218   Oct 1978 to 9V-BML, LN-ORX

More Information


  • Worldmil (1988)
  • Worldmil (1994)
  • Worldmil (1996)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)

Other Sources

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One thought on “Bell 205A-1

  1. The Bell 205 entered service with BPS whilst I was employed by the service as a helicopter engineer. I joined in April 1976 and left in October 1977. My recollection is that the aircraft arrived in 1977. It was definitely there before I left. I flew In it several times on test flights.
    The Mculloch J2 was also there when I joined in April 76. I flew in it with the pilot in charge if the flying wing, Pip Travell. In 1977 it had an engine malfunction and landed on a mud beach at low water. It could not be recovered befor the water rose to a level half way up the cockpit. It did not fly again. It is now on display at the Helicopter museum at Weston Super Mare, UK.

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